Quilt with the Delta Sigma Theta logo

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Created by
Eastern Region, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1925
Subject of
Dr. Roddey, Bertha Maxwell, American
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American, founded 1913
Habitat for Humanity, American, founded 1976
Medium
cloth and thread
Dimensions
H x W: 56 x 56 in. (142.2 x 142.2 cm)
Type
quilts
Date
2000
Description
A large square-shaped red and white fabric quilt presented by the Allentown, Chester and Valley Forge Alumnae Chapters, Eastern Region of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to Dr. Bertha Maxwell Roddey. At the center of the quilt is the Delta Sigma Theta crest within a diamond shaped red fabric inset. In the upper left corner there is a red thread dedication to Bertha Maxwell Roddey. In the upper right corner there is a logo for Habitat for Humanity. The lower left contains a gold figure and the right corner contains a design to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Delta Sigma Theta. The back of the quilt is red and has a white tag with red handwriting that gives information about the quilt's presenters.
Topic
African American
Education
Sororities
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Bertha Maxwell Roddey
Object number
2012.22.4
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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